THE TRANSITION FROM POLYTHEISM TO MONOTHEISM

THE TRANSITION FROM POLYTHEISM TO MONOTHEISM

Akhenaten and the Origins of Monotheism
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If you read the history of Akhenaten, the record does not even begin to explain what motivated one man to undertake the Herculean task of initiating a mass shift of the collective consciousness from polytheism to monotheism. He unseated an entire pantheon of Egyptian Gods; up-rooted thousands of years of Egyptian social customs and religious traditions; lifted 600 hundred generations out of the Bronze Age superstitions into an Iron Age of monotheism. In that process he had a direct influence on the modern consciousness of the world we know today.

How and why did he do it?
This raises serious questions that are not answered in superficial archaeological reports. The transition from polytheism to monotheism was a pivotal and necessary moment in the evolution of human consciousness, Just as it was from Animism to Shamanism, We face a 5th Mass Shift of the collective consciousness to day- as science forces us to transition from Iron Age Scriptural dogmas towards a more ontological perception of Cosmic Consciousness. By not engaging in a more comprehensive research of of each of our earlier mass shifts, we are left scrambling today trying to make the transition into a global society,  with our troublesome differences between science and religion, and between religions themselves, on who and what is God, focused on the same Godhead.

Below are the known facts about Akhenaten. Thereafter I will fill in more of the blanks.

(from Wikipedia.)
Akhenaton,[8] Ikhnaton,[9] and Khuenaten;[10][11] meaning “Effective for Aten”) known before the fifth year of his reign as Amenhotep IV (sometimes given its Greek form, Amenophis IV, and meaning Amun is Satisfied), was a pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years and died perhaps in 1336 BC or 1334 BC. He is especially noted for abandoning traditional Egyptian polytheism and introducing worship centered on the Aten, which is sometimes described as monotheistic or henotheistic. An early inscription likens the Aten to the sun as compared to stars, and later official language avoids calling the Aten a god, giving the solar deity a status above mere gods.
Akhenaten tried to bring about a departure from traditional religion, yet in the end it would not be accepted. After his death, traditional religious practice was gradually restored, and when some dozen years later rulers without clear rights of succession from the Eighteenth Dynasty founded a new dynasty, they discredited Akhenaten and his immediate successors, referring to Akhenaten himself as “the enemy” in archival records.[12]
He was all but lost from history until the discovery, in the 19th century, of Amarna, the site of Akhetaten, the city he built for the Aten. Early excavations at Amarna by Flinders Petrie sparked interest in the enigmatic pharaoh, whose tomb was unearthed in 1907 in a dig led by Edward R. Ayrton. Interest in Akhenaten increased with the discovery in the Valley of the Kings, at Luxor, of the tomb of King Tutankhamun, who has been proved to be Akhenaten’s son according to DNA testing in 2010.[13] A mummy found in KV55 in 1907 has been identified as that of Akhenaten. This man and Tutankhamun are related without question,[14] but the identification of the KV55 mummy as Akhenaten has been questioned.[6][15][16][17][18]
Modern interest in Akhenaten and his queen, Nefertiti, comes partly from his connection with Tutankhamun, partly from the unique style and high quality of the pictorial arts he patronized, and partly from ongoing interest in the religion he attempted to establish.

(From Psyche-Genetics)

Prior to Akhenaten, no major or minor culture on Earth had ever entertained a monotheistic theological ideology. Prior to nationalization of the clans, all the previous tens of thousands of clan structures of the Bronze Age had their own ancestral spiritual totemic systems of Gods and personal mythologies. Upon national federation (usually attained via genocidal war) victorious clan chieftains took the throne and assumed paramouncy. Their own totemic and ancestral mythologies were incorporated as a pantheon of State-supported religious idols who were worshipped as Gods- thus establishing Divine succession. Royal dynasties survived because their subjects believed their rulers were earthly manifestations of God. Their Divinity was supported by the priesthood.

In Egypt this Divine relationship was gradually entrenched by generations of tradition. In those more primitive eras of intellectual growth, and superstitious belief, before Scriptural dogmas were challenged by science, no one ever questioned the Divinity of the Pharaoh, or dared blasphemed against the Gods. Geb, Nut. Shu. Isis. Nephys. Horus. They were worshipped in thousands of magnificent temples, monuments and tombs erected in their honor at Karnak, Luxor, Thebes, Edfu and Dendera, Each temple served by a host of priests, priestesses and scribes, served the cities along the length of Nile Valley. Polytheism practised in state temples and home shrines, formed the social and spiritual structure of Egyptian culture. Thus Throne and Altar, bound by generations of tradition and customs, working together from one dynasty to the next, supported the administrative structure and power of the Egyptian State.

Akhenaten over-turned that collective state of consciousness. He banished all their Gods and proclaimed Aten, the Sun, as the only God of Egypt. If we are to translate the enormity of the mind-shift he set out to accomplish and put it into a modern context, that would be the same has banishing all of our scientific disciplines, proclaiming them to be false and asking all of us to bow to a new order of consciousness.

Akhenaten’s reign lasted only 17 years. Not nearly enough to establish and entrench monotheism. A new dynasty replaced his line of succession (His only son, Tutenkhamen was most certainly assassinated, probably by poison. King Tut’s mummy showed him to be only 18)

The new Pharaoh reverted back to the security of the ancient traditions. Re proclaiming himself as God on Earth. The priesthood hastily followed his lead and took back their old temples. All the old house-hold shrines were taken off the shelves,dusted off and placed on their altars. And so polytheism returned to Egypt.

As said, many serious questions remain.
What spiritual impulse forced Amenhotep to change his name to Akhenaten and be motivated enough to risk his Dynastic line to such a revolutionary change of consciousness?
How did monotheism survive his death and eventually spread around the world.?

Is it possible, if not probable, that Akhenaten had a profound personal experience of spiritual Enlightenment with the Sun?

The answer to the second tho also possible, is perhaps more speculative. The Jewish Old Testament places Abraham as living around that same period – possibly seeking sanctuary under Akhenaten.

While in Egypt, did Abraham realize that a monotheistic religion could be the recipe that could unite the tribes of Israel into a single force? Perhaps he also had a personal moment of Divine inspiration with Almighty God, As the patriarch of Judaism, Abraham made a Covenant with God, to be eventually enshrined in an Ark and placed on the altar of Israel’s holiest Temple.

Eventually, via the New Testament, monotheism replaced polytheism in Greece and Rome and via Roman Catholic missions, spread the doctrine of monotheism around the Christian world,

Fifteen centuries later, Galileo, then Newton, then Darwin, engaged religious consciousness in a scientific Protest, undermining monotheism and set the world on an atheistic course.

Then Einstein challenged Newton and we are left today in confusion – arguing about the origins of consciousness.
Which came first?
How did consciousness manifest out of star dust?
Why did it?
What is its purpose?

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NEW AGE PARENTAL DREAM

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Deoxyribonucleic acid – DNA
a twisty double helix of carbon crystals
made up of 3 billion nucleotide male/female base pairs
tightly wound into 23 pairs of chromosomes
an impossibly dense package of possibilities
with the entirety of 13.7 billion years of atomic existence
and 3 billion years of biological existence
stuffed into the nucleus of each infant cell

This DNA code if correctly unlocked
is able to produce
an Olympic Athlete
a Nobel Scientist
a Spiritual Saint

There is no biological or psychological reason for not unlocking
all three of those superhuman characteristics
and have them manifest in every child born into this world.

The key to unlock the DNA code
and release the full genius potential of the human genome
lies in a specific sequence of evolutionary behavioural disciplines
which parents can apply as natural guidance principles

This natural sequence of graduated maturation
as the brain matures from 300cc’s at birth
to 1300cc at the on-set of puberty
must be initiarted with carefully planned:
mate-selection,
conception
fetal care
self birthing,
bonding
breast feeding
weaning
sharing
spiritual encouragement
work ethic
courage ethic
love ethic
creative ethic
intellectual ethic

all of which is explained in detail
in the HeartStart Dual-Brain Home-School Parental Guidance Manual
soon to be published
by the Global Stewardship Foundation

Photo: NEW AGE PARENTAL DREAM </p><br />
<p>Deoxyribonucleic acid - DNA<br /><br />
a twisty double helix carbon crystal<br /><br />
made up of 3 billion nucleotide male/female base pairs<br /><br />
tightly wound into 23 pairs of chromosomes<br /><br />
an impossibly dense package<br /><br />
with the entirety of atomic and biological existence<br /><br />
stuffed into the nucleus of each infant cell<br /><br />
which code if correctly unlocked<br /><br />
is able to produce<br /><br />
an Olympic Athlete<br /><br />
a Nobel Scientist<br /><br />
a Spiritual Saint </p><br />
<p>There is no biological reason for not unlocking<br /><br />
all three of those superhuman characteristics<br /><br />
in every child born into this world.</p><br />
<p>The key to unlock the DNA code<br /><br />
and release the full genius potential of the human genome<br /><br />
lies in a specific sequence of parental guidance disciplines<br /><br />
beginning with correct </p><br />
<p>mate-selection,<br /><br />
conception,<br /><br />
self birthing,<br /><br />
bonding<br /><br />
weaning<br /><br />
sharing<br /><br />
spiritual encouragement<br /><br />
work ethic<br /><br />
courage ethic<br /><br />
love ethic<br /><br />
creative ethic<br /><br />
intellectual ethic</p><br />
<p>all of which is explained in exacting detail<br /><br />
in the HeartStart Dual-Brain Home-School Program<br /><br />
soon to be published<br /><br />
by the Global Stewardship Foundation

 

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OCEAN AGRICULTURAL RAFT.

Oceanic Platforma

As human population expands exponentially
food production must keep pace
the essential biodiversity of the planet
already under strain from human encroachment
cannot sustain vast expanses of new farmland
much of our small scale agricultural needs
can be contained in high-rise green houses
but the large-scale acreages of cereal crops
will still have to be accommodated

Since most of the calories of sunlight fall on our oceans
as well as most of our rain
farming on the ocean above and below the surface
is our only immediate;y viable alternative
Terra Forming the other plants and moons
will come much later

Illustrated below is the most likely oceanic scenario
which will accommodate our future agricultural needs

 

OCEANIC PLATFORMA

Take one of the ferro concrete grain silos seen out in the farmlands – 100 feet high x 50 feet in diameter,x 2 feet thick.
Manufacture several million of them,
Plonk them in the ocean, open side down, so that they float on compressed air.
Link them in a million acre grid of steel Ibeams,
weld a steel grid over the lot and concrete that in.
Allow for flexing every 100 acres, wide enough to admit sunlight into the ocean.
Top with organic soil
Walla! a vast floating farming platform that would flatten any wave in any perfect storm.
Harness the flexing torque to generate power for the farming communities living on the platform, equipment and machine shops, docks etc.
Anchor it in a tropical rain belt, over a deep ocean floor so that the shadow has nothing to kill below it.
The submerged parts of the concrete floats will attract barnacles and eventually a thriving marine community.

(the graphic art is via the complements of Jimi and Sean Pringle)

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OCEAN ENERGY PROPOSAL

Tidal Energy Project

Energy can be extracted from the ocean in two ways

 

Wave Energy
Tidal Energy

Below is a Gulf of California tidal energy concept
proposed by our Foundation 20 years ago

The Gulf is unique in a 700 mile long peninsula
running parallel to the Mexican mainland
it squeezes tidal currents up its length
to a height of 30 feet at the top end
during neap tides (average 15 feet)

the tide creates a 6 knot current
which ebbs and flows inside the Gulf four times a day

Half way up the GulfTidal Energy Project
the narrow channels between Tiburon and Guardian Islands and the mainland
accelerates the current to 20 knots
a network of man made floating islands
spanning the gulf between the natural islands
forming narrow venturies equipped with underwater turbines
could harvest over 7m Kilowatts of electric power daily

This large scale planet engineering project
would take 30 years to complete
with the first sections coming on line within five years
create over a million jobs
a huge source of annual revenue for the Mexican government
and help put an end to the illegal immigration problem

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OCEAN ENERGY PROPOSAL

Tidal Energy Project

Energy can be extracted from the ocean in two ways

 

Wave Energy
Tidal Energy

Below is a Gulf of California tidal energy concept
proposed by our Foundation 20 years ago

The Gulf is unique in a 700 mile long peninsula
running parallel to the Mexican mainland
it squeezes tidal currents up its length
to a height of 30 feet at the top end
during neap tides (average 15 feet)

the tide creates a 6 knot current
which ebbs and flows inside the Gulf four times a day

Half way up the GulfTidal Energy Project
the narrow channels between Tiburon and Guardian Islands and the mainland
accelerates the current to 20 knots
a network of man made floating islands
spanning the gulf between the natural islands
forming narrow venturies equipped with underwater turbines
could harvest over 7m Kilowatts of electric power daily

This large scale planet engineering project
would take 30 years to complete
with the first sections coming on line within five years
create over a million jobs
a huge source of annual revenue for the Mexican government
and help put an end to the illegal immigration problem

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Stages of Spiritual Development

Stone Age Animism – 2.5M BCE
Bronze Age Shamanism – 20.000 BCE,
Iron Age Orthodox Scriptures – 4,000 BCE
Steel Age Scientific Protestation – 500 BCE
Nuclear Age Ontology – 1900 AD

ANIMISM
Intuitive perception of Nature as a Conscious Being.

SHAMANISM
Intuitive perception of ancestral spirits
Compulsion to engage in psychic healing

ORTHODOX SCRIPTURES
Analytical attempt to formalize cultural mythologies
and nationalize conflicting clan totemic claims of exclusive divinity
under a single Godhead

SCIENTIFIC PROTESTATION
Analytical attempt to objectively rationalize Natural Forces

ONTOLOGY
An attempt to balance intuitive perceptions of metaphysics
with analytical rationalizations of phys

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STAGES OF INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT

 

1. BUDDING INTELLECT – 0 – 14
Sharing
Caring
Chore-based work ethic

2 INDOCTRINATED INTELLECT 14 – 21
Learning literature and mathematics via textbook instruction
and absorbing the accumulated wisdom of mankind

3. PSEUDO INTELLECTUAL PROTESTATION 21- 42
Assuming that criticising predigested indoctrinated information
is coming from personal font of rational deductions

4. POST-PROTESTATION 42 – 63
Realizing that all forms of protest, religious or social
is disrespectful of well-connected ancestral effort

5. CREATIVE INTELLECTUAL EXPRESSION 63 – 84
Paying due respect to ancestral spirits
thereby opening the mind to spiritual inspiration
seeing the mistakes of the past in context of time and circumstance
initiating creative new ideas for social and spiritual reformation

6. TRUE INTELLECT
Leaving behind a legacy of creative accomplishment

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COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUSNESS

“One step for man….one giant step for mankind”
Neil Armstrong on the moon

Our first infant step began some ten million years ago
when a hominid ancestor courageously stepped out of the jungle away from the safety of the trees onto the savannah;
stood upright to extend her vision above ground level;
and in that process free her hands to carry a stick
to use as a tool to dig for roots
and as a weapon to defend her young.

The second step was to make fire.
Then the wheel.
And so on,
taking one giant technological step at a time,
we have moved forward together;
sharing our consciousness;
imprinting knowledge in the DNA of our offspring;
compressing five hundred thousand generations of ancestral survival struggles in the birth of each individual modern consciousness.

All that ancestral inheritance is consciously expressed
in a simple brilliant collective spiritual statement:

“Love your neighbor as yourself”

Some view that as a message of love made by God on Earth
Others see it as the inspiration of a simple man,
in love with the collective consciousness of all of mankind

What should be collectively seen
beyond all conscious argument
is the Truth of the Message

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Morning Right Brain Drills and Exercises

Right Lest Brean
Right Lest Brean

1. Dream recounting
2 Yoga stretching
3. Breath meditation
4. Chanting to drum beats
5. ESP drills
6, Left hand dexterity

1. Dream Recounting
The left brain is active by day
The right brain is active at night
Dreams fade into the sub-conscious
as soon sunrise awakens the left brain
Recounting dreams before they fade
helps connect the left brain to a supernatural state
and keeps the right brain creatively contributive

2. Hatha Yoga
Duplicate stretches on the left and right sides of the body
help keep the two brains cooperative

3. Breath Meditation
Counting alternate deep in/out breaths through both nostrils
for at least five minutes
shuts down the eternal rounds of analysis of the left brain
brings balance to the mind and focus of thought

4. Chanting
Monotonous chanting in the same key to a drum tempo
sets up a balanced harmonic throughout the nervous system
and relieves stress

5. ESP Drills
Pair off with a partner
project a thought image onto the mind
and try to intuit what each other is seeing
Beginners are allowed twenty yes/no questions
Adepts progress till they need none

6. Left Hand Dexterity
Spend five minutes using the left hand
write
art  (alternatively use right hand but copy a picture turned upside down)
sport
4. Chanting to drum beats
5. ESP drills
6, Left hand dexterity

 

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Infant and Child Prodigies

Child prodigy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
“Wunderkind” redirects here. For other uses, see Wunderkind (disambiguation).

Mozart started composing at age 5.

A child prodigy or Wunderkind is a person who, at an early age, develops one or more skills at a level far beyond the norm for their age.[1] A prodigy has to be a child, or at least younger than 18 years, who is performing at the level of a highly trained adult in a very demanding field of endeavour.[1][2]

The giftedness of prodigies is determined by the degree of their talent relative to their ages. Examples of particularly extreme prodigies could include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Teresa Milanollo in music, Bobby Fischer, Judith Polgar, Magnus Carlsen, Sergey Karjakin, Paul Morphy and José Capablanca in chess, Carl Friedrich Gauss, Shakuntala Devi, Srinivasa Ramanujan, John von Neumann and Terence Tao in mathematics, Pablo Picasso and Wang Ximeng in art, and Saul Kripke in philosophy.[3] There is controversy as to at what age and standard to use in the definition of a prodigy

There is much speculation surrounding the origins and manifestation of precocity in linguistics, mathematics and artistic capabilities of child prodigies.  What is certain is that these capabilities could not have surfaced in human consciousness out of a vacuum.  It seems obvious to me that the exhibition of early genius has to be the latent potential of accumulated ancestral training in the past, and stored genetically  in the DNA.  If that is indeed true, this would mean that ancestral intellectual talents and not just physical traits and characteristics are carried forward genetically. Therefore it is more than possible that  all of us have the same inherited store of potential genius.

So the question then is: How and why does it manifest in just a few individuals and not in the rest of us?

The answer may be found in the research done by neurologist, Professor Roger Sperry during his work in split brain dissections.  He and other researchers at UCLA have discovered that the left and right sides of the cerebral cortex function via two separate modes of perception. The left brain is analytical.  The right brain is intuitive.  Work done by Dr. Betty Edwards, professor of Art as UCLA has revealed that if the analytical side of the brain is tricked into shutting down, her students who exhibited no signs of previous artistic ability, suddenly all of them, without exception, produced masterful works. Sperry has argued that science in general and our school system, which concentrates almost exclusively on analytical left brain training, is discriminating against the intuitive artistic genius of the right brain.

Intrigued by this research, I took my children out of state schools and began to train them at home via a system of dual brain stimulation that I designed myself.  The key element in my  program was to put a halt to any training in script-based instruction until puberty.  All instruction was oral-based.  My reason behind this radical step, where professional educators have insisted that mastering early literacy is the key to intellectual genius, is that  a compulsory system that forces a child with both sides of its developing brain still only half the capacity of an adult, to concentrate analytically for hours every day on mechanics of grammar and syntax, and blackboard mathematics, shuts down the intuitive input of the right brain.  This leaves iteracy compositions and mathematical computations devoid of the originality of creative input

Proof of my home-spun, home-school experiment is that my children took to the internet themselves at puberty and without any help from me mastered all high school textbook subjects.  With barely an hour of study a day, within three years after puberty, each one and passed the State examinations among the top percentage in the nation.

Below is a masterful essay that could be presented as a term paper by any university student, written by one of my daughters, at age 13, just three months after she first taught herself to read and write

WINTER DREAM
By Zarina Pringle

A bleak time it is… winter, all plant life deserts its summer lushness for a harsh but equal beauty I walk through a forest of the slender naked limbs of tall trees draped in the white silk vale of powdery snow which so reminds me of a deserted home covered in dust sheets until summer’s sun shines again. My long draped cloak swirls and whips in the frigid silver wind that is winter’s howl It is the chirp of birds the scurrying of mice the goodbye song to summers warmth.

Suddenly the prowl of a wolf takes command of the atmosphere And in a shuffle of feet and a spray of snow, the blood of a stag stains the stark snow. I crouch in a thicket and watch fearfully as the event unravels. The white stag has given himself up to nature’s wrath, his neck clutched tightly in the wolf’s vice-like jaw. His dead black eyes stare into mine through the thicket as the wolf proclaims his victory by taking the first bite. The pack moves in to taste the meat of victory.

They do not smell me yet, but still fear bites into me sharper than any fang as I watch the gory spectacle. I find myself both repulsed and yet strangely envious of their power over the wood. I try to remain calm but I realize that I âm holding my breath, I bite down on my lip and clutch my fists to keep from trembling, and I assure myself that the smell of the stag over powers my own, and that they will take what is remaining of the carcass and leave.

Soon enough they do leave, back the way they had come, like a harsh grey wind with fur and fangs, all but one. It is a female by the looks of it, she seamed reluctant to follow the others. Her icy blue eyes scanned the area sending chills up my spine; they passed over the thicket in witch I remained hidden amongst the rotted leaves and soft snow. My heart pounded so hard I was half afraid she would hear it. Panic surged through my entire body; I knew that if she found me she would signal her pack, I would not stand a chance, I would be torn from limb to limb and end up in the stomach of a pack of the notoriously vicious grey wolves.

After a minute of waiting there, scarcely breathing for fear of being heard, I tilted my head slightly upward to see if she had gone, but to my utter horror she remained, and worse still her eyes locked with mine, in that one instant in witch a looked up, at that moment I knew she had discovered me. I knew I could not stay there and wait for her to come to me like a paralyzed rabbit, if my life was destined to end this way, I would not wait for my end to come to me but rather go to it instead. Against my rational judgement and with my fists clutched in determination and my mind clear in resolve, I rushed out of my hiding place, brambles scratching my face and arms, and there I stood, out in the open, the rest of the world seamed to evaporate around me, all that existed was myself the wood and that wolf.

I forced myself to look her dead in the eye, well aware that this is the opposite of what one should normally do when faced with a wolf as this is a sign that you are challenging them, but I looked on in defiance, pouring into her with all my might all the strength and will that I had collected throughout every hardship in my life willing her to leave. She did not move at first, nor did I, we only gazed at one another, both of use waiting for the other to falter. I had been taught that wolves were of a lesser race than humans, but I knew then that in reality it was quite the contrary, I could see in her sapphire eyes that she was a wise soul, and that she was testing me as her equal. And I refused to bend.

Finely she bared her teeth, ivory and as sharp as blades. Her face twisted in a snarl, wrinkling her blood stained muzzle. It was without a doubt an intimidating form, but still I would not flinch. And all at once the fierceness faded from her face, and I could have sworn on my mother’s life that I saw her give a curt nod of respect and recognition just before she turned and disappeared into the snow clad forest.

 

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